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Jul 20, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

California's foie gras ban went into effect on July 1st, but chefs and restauranteurs are exploiting  loopholes to get around the law. Some restaurants have created a secret code word for customers to use when requesting foie gras, serve it for "free" with an overly expensive menu item or offer to prepare foie gras that a customer brings in.

Choosing to serve and eat foie gras is not a victimless crime -- undercover investigations of foie gras farms have found sick, dead and dying birds with holes in their necks from having force-feeding tubes rammed down them. California gave state producers years to come up with more humane ways to produce foie gras, but they failed to do so.

The loopholes currently used to serve foie gras in California are a slap in the face to everyone who created and voted for the ban. Chefs and restauranteurs should not get away with cooking foie gras that a customer brings in or serving foie gras under a different name, for free, or as a complement to another dish. Please urge California legislators to seriously enforce the foie gras ban and close loopholes in the law.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2012 8:46am
Jun 9, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Santa Ana, CA officials are trapping and killing stray cats in a misguided effort to eradicate typhus. These efforts will do nothing to protect the public, because typhus is spread by fleas, not cats. According to epidermiologist Deborah L. Ackerman, M.S., Ph.D., fleas will simply find other hosts, such as raccoons, mice or any other mammal.

Feral cats are not responsible for the spread of typhus. Officials should focus their efforts on educating the public and treating the fleas themselves. Please sign the petition to tell Santa Ana officials to stop trapping and killing cats.

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Posted: Jun 9, 2012 8:03am


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